'The Crown' Star Ronald Pickup Dies | 22 Words

British actor Ronald Pickup has sadly passed away, new reports are claiming.

He was eighty-years-old.

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Since the news of his death broke, tributes have been quickly flooding in from both his co-stars and his fans alike.

Ronald started his dazzling career in the 1960s...

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With a small unnamed role in Doctor Who, for which he was paid just Β£30 ($42).

But it was onwards and upwards from there.

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Ronald went on to star in a whole array of blockbusters, including the thriller The Day of the Jackal, 1973, Bond film, Never Say Never Again,1982, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2012, in which he played the bachelor Norman Cousins.

His most recent role was in Netflix's The Crown...

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In which he played the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, in 4 episodes in 2016.

And it wasn't just his acting that caught attention.

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Ronald had a remarkable voice and put it to use as the lion Aslan in the BBC's adaptations of the Chronicles Of Narnia books.

So, of course, the news of his death has hit his fans hard.

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His agent announced the news, telling PA:

"Ronald Pickup passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness surrounded by his wife and family. He will be deeply missed."

The details surrounding his illness remain unclear.

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Ronald is survived by his wife of fifty-seven-years, actress Lans Traverse, who he met when they were students at RADA, and their 2 children.

Rest in peace, Ronald Pickup.

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Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.